Local newspaper - peanut article

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I have actually been able to talk one of our local newspapers into running a story on the serious affects of peanut allergy. There are a few stories posted here that I would love to include. I do NOT want to do it if anyone here has a problem with it. I would of course take your name off the bottom to protect your privacy. I am just trying to do everything I can think of to protect our kids and awareness seems to be the best way I can do it! Please let me know your opinion on this. I can do the story without using articles on this site if I need to. I have a week or two before they plan to run it.

Best Regards,

Amy

On Jan 28, 2002

I am all for you using our stories and taking out our names. I think the public should see the problems we live with on a daily basis. One story I would suggest is a thread started by dominicksmom under Introduce Yourself. The title is something like "The teacher violated my son`s 504".

On Jan 29, 2002

Carefulmom, thank you!!!! Hopefully there are a few others out here that will not mind if I use something of theirs. However, I can't do it unless you tell me its ok. Thanks for your support!

Amy

On Jan 29, 2002

You definitely have my permission to use any story I post, although my stories are nowhere near as impressive as other stories on these boards. I think you will find some impressive stories under "Schools". There are one or two about kids getting chased with PB. Also, my school nurse mentioned in passing about a doctor who was PA and wanted to commit suicide (for other reasons) and did it by opening a jar of PB and smelling it. I think this story really demonstrates how serious PA is and how serious AIRBORNE reactions can be. This is what sets PA apart from other allergies. I think the public doesn`t realize that. I don`t know if you have seen the thread called "disturbing article", but this guy clearly did not know that PA can be airborne. The public needs to be informed that PA kids and parents have to worry not just about what the PA person eats, but what everyone else eats, did they wash their hands, etc. Anyhow, I have to talk to the school nurse later today; I`ll see if I can get any specifics on her source for this doctor suicide story, or maybe if you are computer savvy (I`m not), you could do some sort of a search.

On Jan 29, 2002

If there are any stories of mine, you are welcome to use them.

On Jan 29, 2002

Thanks both of you! I will do a search for sure. I would like to have that to put in my package that school is going to send home with all of the students. That should go a long way in convincing people of how serious it is. Thanks again!

On Jan 29, 2002

You absolutely have my blessings to use anything that I have written that could possibly be of value. (Just clean up my chaotic writing style, OK? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img])

Amy

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